Scholastic Is Offering Free Online Courses So Kids Can Continue To Learn While Schools Are Closed
The coronavirus pandemic has affected many areas of our lives, including how our kids learn. Millions of students are now stuck at home as school systems across the nation continue to close down and put classes on hold. Your child is probably looking forward to having some time off but don’t let them get too comfortable. You can keep them learning, thanks to Scholastic.
Scholastic is an educational company that has been helping children and parents for many years. They are now launching a “Learn at Home” website that has preloaded daily courses for students, starting in prekindergarten and going up to six grade and higher.
The lessons teach your children everything from math lessons based on K-pop stars all the way to why zebras have stripes. The learning plans cover the subjects your student would be taking if they were in school.
“As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how — by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active,” Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, said.
There are four different sections on the website based on grade level. Five days worth of content are currently available and 15 additional days are being worked on at this point according to a news release by Scholastic.
There are approximately three hours worth of courses to go through per day that includes research and writing projects, geography challenges, and virtual field trips.
You can access the Scholastic website on any device with an Internet connection and you don’t have to sign up to get started. According to Scholastic, it will be open and free indefinitely.